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>>> good morning. we are following breaking news. the big announcement from the vatican last night and why the pope decided to step down. >>> former los angeles police officer wanted for murder. the new incentive being offered for whoever finds him. >>> caught on tape the damage left behind by tornado in the south and how the governor of mississippi plans to help people recover. >>> good morning. thank you for wakes up with us i'm pam cook. >> and i'm brian flores. clear and cold i would think best describe the weather this morning. steve, how sit looking? >> that covers it for the morning. >> have to check with the expert though. >> it's clear and cold out. no doubt about it. it looks like a very quiet weather pattern. today will be sunny. there is not a lot going on the west coast. highs today will be in the 60s, upper 50s, low 60s. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. right now we are doing pretty well around the bay area as we start off with live pictures. highway 4 the traffic is not too bad as you drive through. you will see the traffic looking good as you drive westbound an
hour at the vatican. [ cheers ] >> the cardinals who gathered gave him a standing ovation when he met them as a group for the last time. at 8:00 this morning, pacific time, pope benedict xvi will get on a helicopter. he will fly to a retreat outside of rome. that's where he will officially resign later today. brian flow remembers joining us live at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco where a special mass will be held to thank benedict for his life of service. brian? >> reporter: hi, dave. yeah, a special mass indeed, good morning to you. several bay area catholics will be taking part in the thanksgiving masses this morning starting in about an hour here. we're live at st. mary's where one of the services will be held. it's unknown how many catholics will be attending. but the service is expected to give thanks to pope benedict's eight years as pope and pray for his help. the pope says he will offer unconditional reverence and obedience of his successor. cardinals are planning to meet next week to discuss a conclave to take place. there are many questions remaining on who the candida
due to the death of a cal poly student in orinda. >>> a bombshell announcement out of vatican city as the pope makes a move unseen in 600 years. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell pope benedict xvi sent shock waves around the globe this morning. he announced he's going to resign at the end of the month, right in the middle of the holy see son the lent. ktvu's alex savidge -- season of lent. ktvu's alex savidge has more with this means to the catholics in the bay area. >> reporter: well, good afternoon. pope benedict xvi decided to step down, he said, because he just doesn't have the mental and physical strength to lead the catholic church at 85 years of age. parishioners here at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco, certainly caught offguard. many respect the decision. some believe he should have waited until after the easter holiday. the first pope to voluntarily resign in more than 700 years. pope benedict xvi made the stunning announcement this morning from the vatican. it came as a surprise even to his closest advisers. >> absolutely shocked. >> reporter: this was the reaction
. >> reporter: the 85-year-old announced his decision during a meeting of the vatican cardinals. he said it in latin and it was definitely unexpected. his last day will be february 28th. right now we are standing in front of st. mary's cathedral. we are hoping to get comment from them a little bit letter this morning. even given his old age and ailing help, you normally don't see popes step down. the last time it happened was nearly 600 years when pope gregory xii resigned. he did so to end the civil war within the church. pope benedict emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope the leader of more than a billion roman catholics requires strength which he simply doesn't have anymore. after having repeatedly examed my conscious before god, i have come to the certainty that my strength due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise. pope benedict the 265th pope was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into the hitler's youth at age 14. he served in the army but was desserted. he led the church since 2005 through a time that has seen him criticize
the pontiff gave his last sunday blessing from the vatican. the pope delivered his final message from his apartment window to an estimated 100,000 people in st. peters square. he told the crowd he will take up a life of prayer and meditation to, quote, continue serving the church. benedict announced earlier this month that he will retire on february 28 due to failing health. that final blessing comes amid a sharp rebuke from the vatican over italian news reports alleging the pontiff is retiring over a gay sex scandal and the continuing child sex abuse process. one bay area monsignor even spoke about it during mass this morning. >> reporter: parishioners filled the cathedral for mass. lent was on the minds of many. but so was the departure of pope benedict xvi. >> i felt we really needed to be in church today and pray for the best solution for our leaders and for the pope. >> reporter: benedict cited failing health as his reason for stepping down, the first time in six centuries a pope has done so. but two major italian newspapers claim that the pontiff wanted to distance himself from an a
the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ >>> it's an historic time at the vatican as the pope getting ready to step down and there's news from rome, plus right here in the bay area. >>> and huge flames tear through this vacant home in rohnert park overnight. no one inside. we'll tell you what investigators will be doing later on inside to try to figure out what started the fire. ♪ >> it was a night of music and movies at last night's academy awards. look at the last night's big winners and bigger moments beyond that. "mornings on 2" begins right now. ll, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm it it -- tori campbell. it's monday, 25th of february. >>> two missing boaters are young children in this next story. tara moriarty joins us live from yerba buena island. >> reporter: so far no trace of the sailboat or any signs of life. this search has been going on throughout the evening. so obviously reaching a desperate point right now.  joining me live right now is petty officer pamela bowman to update us on what's going on. >> that's right. the coast guard has been missing a
is elected. the vatican seems to be aiming for the conclave of cardinals will elect a new pope by march, palm sunday, that would put the pope in position to celebrate the holy week. again, this will be the first time in history a new pope will reside at the vatican with an ex pope, which some say could lead to interesting challenges in the leadership of the catholic church. >>> more details now and a time line of pope benedict xvi, nearly eight years as the leader of the catholic church. he was speaking out about child sex abuse by members of the clergy describing it as something that affects every level of society. he announced his resignation citing his age and deteriorating health, making him the first for 600 years to step down. now that he has stepped down, he will have to follow rules set by the vatican. he will keep the name benedict xvi and still be addressed at your holiness. he will also still dress in the white gown, but will give up the red shoes that are traditionally worn by the pope symbolizing the blood of the martyrs. instead he's chosen to wear brown shoes that were given t
looking for and how they were called in. >>> and the former archbishop is headed to the vatican, we will tell you more about how he will choose the next host. >>> another storm, how strong and high winds are affecting the west coast, the bad weather is not over yet, it's all ahead on the morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning, february 26th, i am pam cook. >> boy, looking at the picture there, quite a difference there. >> steve, i guess we are counting our lucky stars. >> in amarillo blizzard conditions they are dealing with all sorts of conditions and we are dealing with tranquil conditions and if you like this weather you will like the extended outlook, here is sal. >>> we have a crash on the shoulder and if you are there you might see some activity but this is a look at highway 24 which looks nice and as you drive through the caldecott tunnel that has been nice and let's talk about the commute into san francisco 101 is at the speed limit, let's go back to the desk. >>> we begin with breaking news a
the vatican over night as the pope gets ready to step down. >>> relive from sunnyvale where yahoo will put a controversial policy in place. >>> i thank everyone in the movie, worked on the movie, did anything on this movie. >> hollywood wraps up its award season. ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> we are ready. good morning it's monday, february 25th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's warm. it will warmer. >> by the e. of the week. the end of the week looks really warm. there is no rain in sight that is for sure. temperatures 30s and 40s. still cold inland for some. weak little system there just a few high clouds. maybe patchy low clouds. 50s to mid 60s. here is sal. >>> all right. we have an injury accident in san francisco at the corner of lake mersaid and sunset. we'll tell you about 80 westbound as you drive on the east shore freeway getting busy. bay bridge also getting busier as we get after 6:00. another update soon. now back to the desk. >>> thank you, sal. we begin with developing news this morning. a coast guard is searching for four family member
told them more than 12 hours ago. >>> big announcements from the vatican over night as the pep pro pairs to step down -- pope prepares to step down. >>> fire races through a vacant home. we'll tell you what investigators are saying this morning about the possible cause. >>> the big winners and big losers on oscar night. we'll have a live report from hollywood. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day. new week. monday, february 25th i'm dave clark. >> good morning i'm pam cook. steve is here with the weather. i'm the first person to love the sun but we need rain. no rain in sight? >> march 5th. maybe. maybe. you'll like this week though, pam. if you like sunshine and warmer weather. we will have to wait for a couple of days. today higher clouds and patchy low clouds from a very, very weak system. highs 50s and 60s. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic is doing pretty well, steve, here on 880 north and southbound. no major problems driving through. also the morning commute looks good as you drive through on east and westbound 2
not see this coming. this resignation. vatican insiders perhaps did. now the pope has been ailing for years now. he's reported heart trouble. one of the biggest clues may have been just prior to his election as pope. pope benedict hoped to retire then and spend more time writing. he is a highly regarded scholar in theology. the retirement age for bishops is 75 and he submitted his resignation three times. the only reason he stayed at his post is because of pope john paul ii. he said quote strength of mind and body are necessary. strength which in the past few months has deteriorated. that i've had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted me. the 85-year-old's last day of pope will be february 28th. and the last time a pope resigned was nearly 600 years ago in 1415 when pope gregory stepped down. pope benedict was born in 1927 as joseph in germany. he was forced into hitlers youth at age 14. he served in the army but desserted and eventually captured by the americans. his decision sets the stage for a new pope to be elected before the end of march. an
and friends on edge. >> also, a scandal at the vatican, just days before the pope steps down. what the church is saying about rumors of what led to his resignation. >> and manti te'o is back in the spotlight. how he says he's moving forward after that online hoax involving an imaginary girlfriend. . >>> happening now, san francisco's chinese new year parade, about to get under way. you are looking now at a live picture of the parade route there at union square. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood into san francisco for this big parade. and you can watch it live on channel 2, right here after the newscast, coming up at 6:00. >>> the news state department is joining the search to try to find a bay area couple who disappeared in peru while on a biking expedition. noelle walker is live in the newsroom with how bay area friends are trying to help you the. >> reporter: one of the couples employers tell us they wanted to bike to south america, but were persuaded to fly because it would be safer. now friends and family are worried about the couples safety once again. they are the pi
the vatican. the senior catholic clerical is stepping down. cardinal keith o'brien is charged of being inappropriate with three current priests and a former priest. he was asked to join the cardinals to elect the new pope but this he has rejected. coming up at 4:42 we'll have more on the pope's resignation. including what he had to say during his final sunday mass. >>> congress getting back to work before spending cuts begin on friday. the cuts known as the sequester would furlough more than two million federal workers. that includes food inspectors and tsa workers. you will likely pay more for beef and chicken. this is the latest budget dispute between president obama and congressional. >> i won't put all the blame on the president of the united states but the president leads. the president should be calling us over somewhere. camp david, the white house, somewhere. and us sitting down and trying to avert the cuts. >> without a compromise, defense funds and unemployment benefits will also be cut. now here in california the white house says military bases would see a $70 million cut. 1
heads into retirement. how this could have a major impact on the embattled vatican bank. >>> good morning. if you are driving on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland very nice looking drive. >>> welcome back. new this morning the pope just approved one of his last major appointments as the pope. he named a german lawyer to become the new head of the vatican bank. he was described by the pontiff as a man with solid financial and catholic credentials. that announcement ends a nine month search after the former head of the vatican bank was removed for what officials called incompetence. >>> the mayor of san diego will pay back $2 million. her husband the founder of jack in the box died in 1994. in 2001 she says she started to gamble heavily and borrowed money from her husband's foundation. her lawyer says a medical condition effected her ability to make good judgments. >> there was a tumor growing in her brain in the centers of the brain that effect and control logic, reasoning, and most importantly judgment. >> now according to court documents she won more than $1 billion i
sunday blessings from the vatican. tens of thousands of people packed st. peter's square today to hear the departing pope. next sunday will be the last time the 85-year-old pontiff temperatures will the traditional blessing from his apartment window. the pope announced earlier this month he will retire on february 28th due to failing health. >>> this is a unique and historic moment in the church and bay area catholics are anxiously awaiting a decision on pope a's successor. allie rasmus continue ours coverage interest from st. mary's cathedral in san francisco. >> reporter: heather, right now you can see dozens of people still filing out of st. mary's cathedral in san francisco. necessity were part of a ceremony to welcome new members to the catholic faith, so the people that you seeer are in the process of converting to catholicism. can you see some of them taking a picture with the archbishop. today was the first sunday of lent and also the first sunday since pope benedict announced his resignation. as the procession made its way through the pews at sunday mass, some parishioners had
, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the former archbishop is heading to the vatican. what he said he will be looking for when he selects the next pope. >>> we are at a park that has become a hotbed for criminal activity. we will tell you what police are doing because it's right across the street from a school. >>> they are just now clearing and they are watching a live look at the paramedics taking the subject away. . >>> good morning, cold for some, not too bad for others, but everyone gets sunshine and temperatures continue to warm up. a few mid-50s to upper 50s. >>> here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following. police are searching for a deadly hit-and-run car. it happened at 1:00 a.m. near monterey road and bellevue avenue. police say a woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a car and the car sped away. they are helping police in a major oakland homicide investigation. they made two arrests after a marathon standoff which happened hours ago this morning. s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the house which shut down surrounding streets. >>> across the board fe
in the church. a lot of people don't really underwhat the church teaches. a vatican spokesman says the vatican will have a new pope by easter if not sooner than that. >>> the conclave to elect the next pope may start stronger than wanted. that gives cardinals around the world plenty of time to fly for rome for the election and start work a little earlier. >>> mindy mccready has killed her. authorities had already placed two children in foster care because of her state of mind. mccready is perhaps best known for her number one country hit in 1996 called guys do it all the time and her song 10,000 angels. >>> hundreds of people gather in half-moon bay. tonight why the piano play said this piano had to burn. >>> danica patrick will be racing into the records books. what she to be doing that no other t american woman has made. >> and the polarizing reports. >>> a man in half-moon bay caught a lot of attention after he placed a piano in a bluff and played it for their fans. tonight it died. i asked just what ended those sunset piano concerts. >> reporter: one complaint pushed the city to pull the p
this morning. why parishioners are shocked but vatican insiders might not be. >> reporter: and bay area target thieves are targeting freeway metering lights. how this trend could be adding to your commute when "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> breaking news from the vatican. the pope is resigning. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco with more whoop was behind this morning a historic announcement. tara? >> reporter: well, some say it's bad timing with easter coming up so close. this is really the spiritual time for catholic
and applause ] >> the pope hel his final general audience at the vatican. he waved from the crowd from the pope mobile and kissed the forehead of several lucky babies. he recalled moments of joy and life of pope while facing great pain. >> i continue for prayers, i ask each of you to pray for me and the new pope. >> he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to also pray for the cardinals who have the enormous responsibility of picking the new pope. again, they hope to do that by holy week, march 24th. >> can you imagine being there for that? >> that would be amazing. >>> sal's back. he's watching the roads. you are watching bridges, too. >> that's right. we are and the bridges are getting more crowded. this is the peak of the commute. the traffic continues to get busier as we get closer to the 7:30 and 8:00 portion of our commute. let's go outside and take a look at highway 4 westbound you can see traffic is busier than it was. we've been watching it rather closely. we don't have any major problems in this area. but we do have slow traffic. also the morning commute is goi
daytona. >>> pope benedict xvi gave his final blessing at the vatican before his resignation, officially stepping down on thursday. alex savage is live with more on some of the controversy surrounding the process to find his replacement. alex? >> reporter: the church's sexual abuse scandal could certainly play a role in the selection process moving forward. today, catholics around the world and here in the bay area are honoring pope benedict xvi as he steps down just days later on this week. earlier on this morning, the outgoing pope gave his final blessing at the vatican. >> yes, guys, they are right there. >> the 85-year-old spoke from his studio window addressing a huge crowd that packs st. peter square. estimated at roughly 100,000 people. the pope spoke in a clear, strong voice thanking the faithful for their closeness and affection and tried to reassure catholics that he is not abandoning the church. he'll be stepping down on thursday. the first pope to do so in 600 years. and then soon the search for the next pope will begin. a conclave of 120 cardinals will vote in vote on benedi
in vatican city. he thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire. pope benedict xvi will live south of rome. >>> several news outlets are reporting that the 49ers have traded quarterback alex smith to the kansas city thieves. the chiefs will receive a second-round trip and. this is not until until march 12th. >>> today at 5:00, we're following. deaths of two santa cruz police officers. we just brought you the news conference thatp wered up a short time -- that wrapped up a short time ago and we're digging for more on the shooting suspect, jeremy goulet, as well as what we've learned about the officers who died in line of duty. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.
to low 50s. >> new, the vatican is rushing to select a replacement for the pope. the 85-year-old announced he will step down at the end of the month. the vatican is now racing the possibility that cardinals from across the world could gather as soon as march 15th for the election. a date for the earliest possible under current rules would require a 15 to 20 day waiting period. >> one man sunday arrest and charged with the murders of two coast guard employees. james michael wells is a accused of killing the two men at the coast guard station. this is just off the coast of alaska. wells also from the island was arrested yesterday. no further details ability the investigation. >>> two 5th graders facing charges for allegedly plotting to kill a classmate. court documents reveal they brought a gun and knife to school in washington. they reportedly targeted a girl who made fun of them. police say one of them planned to kill her with the knife while the other used the gun to keep people away. the boys due back in court next week. >> overnight lawmakers in colorado preliminary, ap
announcement from the vatican today, pope benedict xvi is resigning. how his legacy may live on when the new pope is chosen. >> reporter: catholics are reacting to the resignation. >> this is a noble and selfless act. >> i think it is coming from his heart. if he has to do it, it is god's will. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi said his mind and body are no longer up to the job. >> after examined my conscious before god i have come to the certainly my strengths are no longer suited to the exercise of the ministry. >> reporter: pope benedict xvi took over in 2005 has it church was facing declining popularity over the sexual abuse of children by prese -- priest. >> we hope he will make decisive action that would protect kids today. [no audio] >> the church traces her continuity back to peter. we will look for someone who -- who is a very particulate voice. >> reporter: he will not be involved but he appointed half of the cardinals making the succession. pope benedict xvi will retire to a live of reflection and prayer in a monetary. ktvu channel 2 news. >> what many consider a strange mix, book ba
savage, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> your time now 5:35, the vatican is acknowledging for the first time pope benedict xvi has had a pace maker for years. this came one day after the pope announced he was resigning. he cited his age and fatigue is the reasons he is stepping down. even his closest associates had no idea he was planning on stepping down. the church hopes to have a new pope in place in time for easter. the number of catholics is declining in europe and there is a projected boom in asia and latin america. and a new pope could come from a country far away from europe. >> up until this point popes have always been european but the college of cardinals is becoming much more global. >> cardinals from nigeria and canada. they are all on the short list. there is one considered to become the next pope. >>> the arch diocese recently barred him from public duties for not doing more to stop sexual abuse by priests when he led the archdiocese. he looks forward to traveling to rome to elect the next pope. you will find more on the pope's decision to step down and you will find the
benedict will list. pop benedict will live in a four story monastery in vatican city. the cardinals are expected to vote on the. >>> up first a new look at a controversial alcoholic drink that is popular among young folks what prompted the change and wait means for consumers. >>> the carbonated beverage four loko is now required to put an alcohol fax panel on the back of the can and also create a container that can be resealed for double servings. each can contains as much alcohol for four to five standard beers. the drink maker gained some popularity. >>> these pictures come from a gas station on san pablo and el cebrante that was robbed january 30th in a game. authorities say a fast food restaurant was banned. anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call the sheriff's department. >>> test of time. today a time's reporter defended his critical reviews saying his test drive ended when the cook ke ao the times reporter violated three time conditions. must says the reporter took a lengthy detour through heavy manhattan traffic and that the reporter substantially exceeded t
the lapd. >> the vatican may select a replacements for pope benedict more quickly than first thought. cardinals could gather on march 15. normally the church requires a 15 to 20 day waiting period after a vacancy so catholics can mourn the "death" of a pope but in this case the 85-year- old pontiff is retiring at the end of the month. >>> a south african television network tonight aired a reality show starring the model who was gunned down on valentine's day allegedly by her boyfriend olympic track pioneer oscar pistorius. reeva steenkamp's family said they had no problem with the broadcast saying her last message to them was to watch the episode. the 29-year-old steenkamp held a law degree and worked as a model before her death on thursday. olympic star and double amputee athlete oscar pistorius has been charged with shooting steenkamp and is due in court on tuesday. >>> internet security pioneer john mcafee is reportedly back in the caribbean tonight. a website says he traveled from oregon to an unnamed country to reunite with his girlfriend. the article suggests the former securit
there overnight. >>> from the vatican comes word that catholic cardinals could choose a new pope sooner than expected. that the pappan conclive, the group of cardinals that chooses the pope could meet earlier than march 15th if the coordinates are already fathered in rome. coordinates are eager to make their decision before palm sunday. pope benedict xvi is scheduled to step down on february 28th. >>> in other news of the world in kabul president hamid karzai says he will issue a decree banning afghan security forces from asking for foreign help to carry out airstrikes in residential areas. the announcement comes days a joint inside rate in kunar provence can afghan officials say killed ten civilians, including women and children. children. >>> in pakistani city tonight at least 6 apeople are dead and another 180 injures after a bomb ripped through a market. the attack occurred in a predominantly shi'ite neighborhood. police say the bomb may have contained as much as 2200 pounds of explosives and apparently set off by a remote control device. a sun ewe group that carried out a january attack
back, it is now 5:13 as the vatican prepares for the new pope, there is information on whether they should be part of the couldn't clave. roger was stripped of his duties at the largest archdiocese and that was after they hid accusations of child molesting priests. >> this case is very recent but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> they are expected to begin in march and 117 cardinals will have to agree to elect the new pope and he will indicate he will take part in the new couldn't clave -- conn clave. >>> cardinal shawn o'malleyly has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there has never been an american pope but this time around, cardinals from south america and africa are also being talked about as candidates. >>> there is a popular christian dating website and a california man is using that website to lure women and then rape them. coming up, what the police are saying and how that website is responding. >>> just a couple of days before automatic spending cuts go into effect. we have mo
the reporting that the pope's resignation is based on the latest allegations. the vatican today slammed the media for what it calls defamatory falsified reports. >>> in los angeles, cardinal roger mahoney was unflappable as he answered questions under oath today. he was deposed for nearly 3-1/2 hours about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases during his time as los angeles arch bishop. church documents have suggested that mahoney knew priests were sexually abusing children but went out of his way to shield arrest. >>> today french president said france is engaged in the final phase of the fight against militants who are believed to be hiding in a mountainous area. troops from neighboring african nations are scheduled to move in. >>> take a look at this blaze in a fireworks warehouse in china. firefighters say the fire started in a candle company on the third floor of the building then spread down to the ground floor where the fireworks are stored. firefighters say it took about four hours to put out the flames. the good news no one was injured. >>> freezing, hold for five seconds. >>>
. >>> cardinals williams leaves for the vatican to help choose the next peep. he will be among the 116 and he will talk about some of the qualities he will be looking for in the next pope. >> a man of prayer, a person who has shown qualities of leadership either through his work through a major arch die essential in the -- archdiocese in the world or perhaps more ideally a combination of those things. >> cardinal hopes to like the a new pope before the start of holy week. >>> more teens are dying in car crashes but when it comes to california, there is slightly better news. they conducted this new study and shows the deaths among 16 and 17-year-old drivers are up nationwide in the first six months of 2012. however 17 states and the official deaths went down slightly. >>> drakes bay is celebrating a legal victory which should let them stay open until may. they can continue to operate while an appeals court considers its eviction. they were ordered to shut down next month, after the secretary of interior decided not to renew the lease. the challenge is scheduled to be heard in may. sal is comin
. >>> developing news from the vatican, he is the leader of the new church. >>> and from the white house, a respected journalists what bob said about the president and sequester tracing -- and sequestering which led to a heated exchange. . >>> good morning. thank you for waking up with us. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news >> so we have a little bit of rain? >> yes. >> there was a little bit santa rosa to ukiah, 40s and 50s for the lows, here is sal. >>> this is a look at the sunole grade, southbound 680 traffic is moving well off to a good start, we are off to a good start in just minutes, now let's go back to the desk. >>> santa cruz officers will start going back to work, two veteran officers are killed in the line of duty and we are trying to find out how that deadly tragedy unfolded. tara, good morning. >>> good morning, that memorial continues to grow for those two fallen officers and they are sitting here on the cement, flowers, well wishers also adorn the spot. this is an area for officers who have been shell shocked and more details about the deadly tragedy are coming to
celebrate ash wednesday at the vatican. he told the congregation he's stepping down for the good of the church. he cited his frail health. ash wednesday marks the beginning of lent. the catholic church plans to have a new hope in place by easter, the end of lent. >>> well, back here at home, san francisco is selling the naming rights to port properties. it's a fund-raising pitch to help pay for the yacht race. they may be able to sponsor some of the san francisco port properties in order to cover their costs. the city, by the way, is on the hook for as much as $32 million. >>> 7:38. the bay bridge toll authority could approve funding today for a big celebration for the opening of the new eastern span of the new bay bridge. the plan calls for a one-way bridge walk on labor day weekend. there's also talk of a half marathon, fireworks and even a concert. the party would cost $5.5 million. the toll authority will also consider a $31 million security system for the new bridge today. >>> 7:38. let's go back to sal. sal, you didn't tell me there would be fog out there. >> well, steve di
. the vatican says the pope hit his head during a trip to mexico last march. however, the vatican denies that that accident had any relevant role in his decision to resign. yesterday, the pope took part in ash wednesday services. it was his first public appearances since the resignation announcement. on tuesday, the pope disclosed that he had a pacemaker and that the batteries had been replaced. >>> 8:02. happening now, president obama is heading to georgia to rally support for his early childhood education proposal that he unveiled in his state of the union address. this is new video of president obama boarding air force one just about one hour ago. today, the president will focus on his plans to make preschool available to more american children in programs such as headstart. after he return -- after he returns to the white house, he will take part in a fireside hangout with google plus to talk about his state of the union address. people around the country can submit question the via youtube. the president did the same thing after his state of the union address last year. the fireside
he steps down, he lob the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. cardinal levada leaves for the vatican today to help choose the new pope. he will be among the 117 cardinals voting on the replacement for pope benedict xvi. yesterday, he talked about some of the qualities he would be looking for in the next pope. >> a man of prayer, a man of peace, a person who has shown qualities of leadership either through his work in the nature of the archdiocese in the world or possibly through heading a department or perhaps more ideally a combination of those things. >> the cardinals hope to elect a new hope before the start of holy week which begins march 24th. the pope changed the rules of the conclave, a group of cardinals who will choose the new pope allowing them to move up the start date before the usual 15-day period between the start of the conclave. it was one of his last acts before stepping down on thursday. >>> in walnut creek, five senior citizens at a care facility that caught fire have been moved to a new location. this comes after the fire broke out at the senior care facility on b
's numbers. dave. >>> time is 5:26. it happened in vatican city just hours ago. the pope makes his first public appearance since he announced plans to resign. >>> the largest man hunt in state history is over. >>> plus a police shootout that happened in pittsburg over night leaves a suspect and police officer hurt. the new details about that gun battle we just found out about. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ malcrrkkhshziiiizzlllee. to this symphony of flavor: beautiful. shhhhshshshshhshshhhhhsshhhshs. gorgeous! here comes the crescendo. kkerrrrbbuuuuuucraaackkk. just...incredible. pillsbury toaster strudel. if beethoven made breakfast. [ whirring ] [ creaking ] [ male announcer ] trophies and awards lift you up. but they can also hold you back. unless you ask, what's next? [ zapping ] [ clang ] this is the next level of performance. the next level of innovation. the next
mailers. >>> in news of the world, at the vatican, pope benedict xvi presided over ash wednesday services. this is expected to be his final public mass before he retires at the end of the month. he was given a standing ovation. the pope asked for their prayers. on the south pacific island of guam, a 21-year-old man went on a rampage killing three people and injurying 11 others. police say he crashinged a car into a building at a resort. then he got out, and began stabbing people. most of the victims were japanese tourists. >>> in the netherlands, this is one of the biggest time of the year for the floral auction. buyers are making bids on a variety of flowers. the auction sells 100 million roses, 100 million tulips, and more than 100 million different types of flowers just in time for valentine's day. >>> valentine's day is tomorrow. we'll explain why it's not just sweethearts who will be getting the sweets. >> the dance craze turning a bay area man and his grandmother into internet sensations. >> high temperatures, i'll show you when rain will return in your complete bay area forecast. t
. he competed against abled body runners in the london olympics. >>> at the vatican, pope benedict xvi told thousands of priests once he resigns he will remain hidden to the world. but there are questions whether he will influence the new pope from behind the scenes. benedict's secretary will also run the new pope household. >>> so much for reputation of a city for romance. workers are removing thousands upon thousands of padlocks that couples have placed on a bridge as symbols of their love. the padlocks are a nuisance plus metal thieves tend to damage bridges when they try to remove them say officials. >>> oakley introduced the resolution. right now california drivers are prohibited from texting with hand held devices but can still send voice operated texts. >>> another bay area lawmakers introduced a bill that attempts to curve the illegal dumps of mattresses. the bill would create a recycling program for unwanted mattresses. >>> b.a.r.t. has announced plans for a second phase of its test run allowing bicycles on trains during commute hours. during the first testing phase last augu
to become the new head of the vatican bank. he was described by the pontiff as the man with solid and financial credentials. >>> south korea says it has not detected any radio active elements from north korea's nuclear tests earlier this week. meantime in north korea people are celebrating the success of the countries third nuclear tests. china and japan are collecting air samples in order to determine whether the north koreans used uranium or platinum. if uranium is connected that -- detected that could mean they are at an advanced stage. >>> chuck hagel will have to wait ten more days to find out if he is secretary of defense. as kyla campbell reports a filibuster led by republicans is causing the delay. kay -- kyla. >> reporter: only four republicans supported their former gop colleague. they want more information on hagels finances and the speeches he's given in recent years. they also want more details on how president obama responded to the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya this past september. so a vote won't happen until congress returns from recess the
male, corruption and homo sexual tex taking place in the vatican. the church is dismissing the claims. >> i think our people are sophisticated enough to read through that and say that you know, right that's one opinion or sure maybe. so i don't worry that they are being taken in by it. >> last week the pope announced he would step down at the end of the month due to declining health. >>> san jose officials are set to take a vote on a ban of styrofoam. the ban would significantly cut the waste. it also says switching over will lead to an average cost increase of more than 100%. but city councilman sam lacarta disagrees. >> i encourage local businesses to talk to other businesses in cities and towns where styrofoam bans have been enacted. you will see that the change is very minimal. >> 30 bay area governments already have similar bans in place. >>> winder storm conditions caused a plane to skid off the roadway in cleveland. the 787 just landed and was taxing at hopkins international airport. crews took passengers on buses. >> it's funny to look at those pictures where it looks like wi
for pope benedict. he appeared before 150,000 people at the vatican this morning for his final general audience. first he waved to the crowd from the pope mobile. then he stopped to kiss the fore heads of several babies. he recalled moments of joy and light as pope while also facing great pain and difficulty. he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to pray for the cardinals that have the enormous responsibility of picking the next pope. >>> developing news from switzerland. a workplace shooting and several people are dead. this all happened at a wood processing company. here's video of the plant where that shooting happened this morning. a local newspaper in switzerland said the shooter opened fire in a company cafeteria. investigators say at least three people were killed including the gunman and seven others are hurt. right now the police are there sealing off the entire scene. the investigation continues. >>> back here in this country this morning a congressional committee looks into senator dianne feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban. senator feinstein'
the crowd this morning and the lucky few people he personally blessed at the vatican. >>> the police chief is calling it the darkest day in santa cruz's history. we will tell you about two fallen police officers and the person that police say is responsible. >>> and we are live in san francisco look at this mess sewage backing up in one san francisco neighborhood. claudine wong is there. ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> good morning, to you. welcome back. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news wednesday february 27th. >> i'm pam cook. let's check in with steve paulson. still no sign of rain coming. >> next wednesday. >> oh next wednesday. >> yeah. yesterday sunny. today you'll get a lot more high clouds. you'll start off clear. i think north bay even though it wil
of 15,000 people in vatican city today. [ speaking foreign language ] >> the 85-year-old pontiff asked catholics to pray for him and the new pope. he will meet with cardinals one last time tomorrow before he flied off. while the cardinals meet to choose a successor, thousands of people are placing bets on who it will be. it is illegal in the united states to do that. one received $200,000 in books in 48 hour. it includes, name, age and nationality of the new pope, when the conclave will start and finish. >>> the supreme court appeared divided over the voting rights act. based on arguments, they expect the court to over turn part of the law in june. congresswoman nancy pelosi rallied outside the court today with members of the black, hispanic and asian pacific american caucuses. >> for our democracy defend the voting rights act, block efforts to suppress the vote. >> the 1965 law was designed to protect black voters known for discrimination. it requires federal approval before changes. a alabama county is saying it ask no long -- it is no longer necessary. >>> another day with no rain b
interest rates low. >>> in news of the world tonight, at the vatican. >> i ask each of you to pray for me, and for the new pope. >> pope benedict xvi made what is expected to be his final public appearance today before some 150,000 people in st. petter's square. the 85-year-old pope talked about the choppy waters during his papacy as well as the joys. he thanked people for respecting his decision to retire, which takes effect tomorrow. >>> in new zealand, a tv helicopter caught pictures of what is believed to be the same shark that killed a swimmer. the victim is identified as a 46-year-old man, adam strange. police raced out in boats. they don't know if they killed the shark. surfers say it's likely a great white. >>> and in the tiny african kingdom, britain's harry danced for children. the students also taught him some sign language. it is located within south africa. it has one of the highest rates of hiv/a.i.d.s. in the world. >>> this is a bittersweet night here at ktvu as we say goodbye to reporter rita williams, who is retiring after 35 years here at the station. we're happy for ri
, connecticut. >>> the vatican is acknowledging for the first time that pope benedict xvi has had a pacemaker for several years. this revelation came a short time ago, one day after the pope stunned the world's 1 billion plus catholics by announcing he's resigning. the 85-year-old pope cited his age and fatigue as the reasons he's stepping down. sources say even the pope's closest associates had no idea he was planning to resign. the catholic church hopes to have a new pope in place by easter, march 31st. the vatican says the pope will have no role in what could be an historic decision. the number of catholics is declining in europe and there is a projected catholic room in asia, africa and latin america. the new pope could come from a country as far away as europe. >> up to this point, popes have been always european. but the church as a whole and the college of cardinals is becoming much more global. >> cardinals from ghana, nigeria and canada are on the top list. timothy dolan is expected the top american to become the top pope. richard mahoney will help elect the new pope. the archdiocese
see there, 150,000 people showed up. benedict will retire on february 28th. the vatican said they will try to choose a new pope sooner than expected so a pope will be in place by holy week. >> they are considering landmark legislation on immigration reform. >> they have a draft proposal from the white house and allow illegal immigrants to become permanent residents within eight years. >> there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a newly created is visa. and provide more security funding by the immigration status of the new hires. >> a woman is in the hospital after being hit by a muni bus. >> it happened yesterday afternoon at lake merced boulevard. and the person had serious injuries. the muni driver is undergoing standard drug and alcohol tests. >> they are missing so much work and costing the agency millions of dollars. the san francisco examiner reports one in eight park workers does not show up to work each day. >> train open raters and station agents have the most unscheduled absences. bart has to pay other workers overtime to fill in: it is $14
is to show there is bipartisan support for same-sex marriage. >>> as the vatican prepares for the process of selecting a new pope, there's growing controversy over whether a los angeles cardinal should be part of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals
and war 1937 to 1948. >>> the pope is not only leaving the vatican but he is leaving twitter behind. the pope is set to close his the on february 27th the day before he officially steps down as pope. the pope only opened his account two and a half months ago and he has been tweeting in nine languages ever since. generating about 2 million followers. >> the east oakland boxing association has received a donation that's a real knock out. the east oakland boxing association has helped hundreds of young boxers over the past 25 years. yesterday the golden state warrior carl landry said he is teaming up with the good sports sporting good chain and they have donating more than $10,000 in sports and gym equipment. >> any time you can interact with the community and give back to the people that give -- are supporting you and cheering for you while you are ono the floor. it feels good. >> reporter: the money will help them in their fight for survival. they have been dealing a drastic funding short fall. >>> the two women set to make history in mma. >> authorities in santa clara want your h
cuts could delay clean up efforts because of possible furloughs. >>> in the vatican is denying report that the pope resigned over a scandal over gay priests. media said he decided to step down the day a report about blackmail was brought to him. he held a farewell meeting today and prayed with cardinals. the pope is scheduled to step down at the end of the week. >> the pentagon has grounded it's fleet of fighter jets after finding a cracked engine blade on one plane. the officials say the problem came to light during a inspection at edward's base in southern california. the announcement as some members have been questioning the cost of the program. the f-35 is the most expensive weapon's program at almost $400 billion. >>> the country's largest provider of single rider power chairs is now the target of a massive investigation and stores all over the country including here in the bay area are involved. on wednesday the fbi raided the texas headquarters of the scooter store. more than 1200 were escorted from the building and sale records were taken. a audit found they have over billed
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